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91 year old multi Grammy-nominated blues piano master, Henry Gray is a living legend and a national treasure whose recording career spans seven dec...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
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We're hitting the gym, yet again, on this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. Join us as we return to Soul City Boxing and Wrestling Gym in this tw...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 05:57
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Ten years after the great writer passed, her work continues to be more relevant than ever.

  • Added: Jul 28, 2016
  • Length: 17:13
Caption: Don "Sugarcane" Harris
We'll open up with divine disco from the Gospelaires of Dayton, get in touch with the "Love Within" with James Tillman, and hear some crazy fiddle ...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KSRQ, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:07
  • Purchases: 3
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Jeremiah Williams, better known as Flag Boy Twin, may have left New Orleans, but he brought his rich heritage as a Mardi Gras Indian with him. Part...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 08:50
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New album from Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, and Matthew Garrison - - and Carl Grubbs and his Jazz/String Ensemble celebrate Baltimore.

Bought by KUOW, WJSU, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KHNS, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Since 2014 the department of justice and President Obama have been working to right the wrongs of the war on drugs. Through Clemency, Obama has com...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 15:28
Caption: Anti-lynching banner flew outside NAACP headquarters in midtown Manhattan from the early 1900s until 1938. , Credit:  (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/COURTESY OF THE NAACP)
For “Lynchings on Loop” Courtney Baker, author of Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death joins us to talk about ...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 58:01
Caption: Mary D. Williams, Credit: ncstatecapitol.org
Throughout the summer of 2016, this country has been reeling in the wake of profound injustice. As racial tensions swell, is it possible that somet...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 06:45
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Liz Mitchell and Cornelius Wright host a discussion on the recent Bloomington rally for Black Lives Matter with Lia Robinson, and Amrita Myers. Res...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:01:01
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William Hosea and Cornelius Wright invite Ms. Oyibo Afoaku, a higher education professional, to Bring It On to discuss the Harambe concept, her de...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 58:49
Caption: Harry Waters, Jr., Macalester College associate professor , Credit: Will Wright
Lots of creative people live in Minneapolis. They make stuff that people buy. And this creates dollars. But how many? And who’s getting paid the mo...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Carlos Walton (left) and Jim Saint Germain (right)
Jim Saint Germain and his former middle school dean discuss pivotal moments in their relationship and lessons Jim learned from his mentor.

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
AR: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor – Black Lives Matter

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 57:01
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We're hitting the gym on this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. Join us as we visit Soul City Boxing and Wrestling Gym in this two-part series. H...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 06:29
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week, the entire "Juke In The Back" is loaded with records from the catalog of Duke/Peacock Records. Don Robey created one of the great R&B la...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, Royalton Community Radio, WRNC-LP, WHRV, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Blues veteran Albert Castiglia has released his nine albums to date including his latest to make waves, ‘Big Dog’ on Ruf Records which was produced...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The cover for "The Story of the Blues," as issued in the U.S. by Columbia Records.
On this episode, we pay homage to Paul Oliver’s legendary double LP set, "The Story of the Blues." Published as a companion piece to his critically...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:59
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Zavier Thompson is a 15-year-old activist and artists who uses his words to inspire and empower others. Interviewing him is Joshua Horton, a youth ...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 05:33
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Ebony Isis Booth is a poet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She currently works as the Programs and Commumications Coordinator at the Harwood Arts Cente...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 08:24
Caption: Tanika Charles
We'll hear new soul from Tanika Charles and Charles Bradley, ask for "Mercy" with the Cannonball Adderly Quintet, and "Make 'Em Bounce" with Jimmy B.

Bought by WOUB, KPIP-LP, KZUM, KMRE-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Keith Smitherman works as a violence intervention specialist for Prescription for Hope. The program is run out of Eskenazi Hospital and connects victims of violent crime to social workers who help connect them to career and educational opportunities. , Credit: Jake Harper/Side Effects
Violent crime is on the rise in Indianapolis. And research shows that poverty is often a factor. But a hospital in the city is working with young...

Bought by WILL


  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Dr. Finnie Coleman talks about what the Movement for Black Lives is really about, the history of police brutality, how he prepares his son to enter...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 18:06
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An emotional and poetic tour of a day in the life of a youth at Cook County's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 07:13
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Black Ballerina looks at different generations of dancers, but is it the same story?

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 27:30
  • Purchases: 2